Octa-Switch the strip
The Carl Martin Octaswitch, already a legend in the guitar effect switching world, is on it's third evolution since the original. These all analog units have received rave reviews throughout the guitar world and awards from companies like Premier Guitar. The fourth version, named 'The Strip' is the smallest and most advanced, taking all the technology used in the first three and adding some amazing features that make the 'Octaswitch The Strip' the most versatile and simplest all-analog switching pedal on the market!
At first glance, the 'Octaswitch The Strip' (designed once again and refined by Thomas Guldman), has all the same features as before. There are 8 fx Loops that can be programmed into 8 Banks. The Loops are all True-Bypass, impedance free gold relays so you can run all your pedals (old and new) without issue. The Main Input can be True Bypass, or it can be switched to Buffered for large stages or long cable runs. There are 8 blue LED's that indicate which of the 8 Loops is being used, and 8 green LED's that indicate which Bank is being used. This is where the technology changes.....
Price EU incl. VAT 529.00 €
Price USA/Non EU $499.00
Premier Guitar (USA)
Carl Martin's Octa-Switch is a real refinement of the already impressive Octa-Switch series. It's intuitive, the build quality is top notch, the ease of programming is tough to beat, and the unit and ease of operation reflect a thoughtful, user-oriented, real-world, stage-centric engineering sensibility. If you're looking for a pro-level solution to your increasingly complex pedal puzzle and don't have loads to spend, the Strip warrants serious consideration.
Guitar Interactive (UK)
While it´s still very much a “simple” loop switcher, the Octa-Switch “the strip” offers enough modern functionality to satisfy the needs of almost every guitar player. It’s housed in a rugged metal enclosure that will easily withstand the rigours of the road, and operating it is a piece of cake. If you need a switcher (and you do trust me), this is one very worthy of your consideration.